January 24, 2012

What I've Learned In Grad School So Far

Lately life has been the topic most on my mind. For the most part, the question lingering around is what will I do when I graduate? What do I really want to do? At this point, I'm feeling quite unsure. I have an idealistic career in mind that would involving blogging and doing public relations work for one of my favorite companies, or for a non-profit that is so near and dear to my heart. Most of my peers in grad school are already situated in their careers and are quite established in their lives. Sometimes thinking about this gets me down a bit because I'm definitely not at that point in my life, but I do always try and remember that my time will come and one day all that I'm wondering now will be revealed to me. It's just, I'm not very good at waiting.

Grad school has certainly been a blessing. It has given me more time to grow and think about my career path. I would be lying if I didn't say that one of the reasons I initially wanted to go to grad school was to prolong my time in school. When I graduated, I wasn't ready to face the real world yet, and I'm perfectly ok with that. What I've learned since starting grad school is that I truly need this extension of my education. What I'm learning is not something I would have ever seriously thought about in my every day life, but it's something that I've realized I'm totally in to and I'm fascinated by it. Ok, enough rambling. Sometimes I feel like I just need to get my ideas on grad school out before I go insane worrying about it. I know this is where I'm supposed to be, and I can't wait to see where I go next.

Speaking of grad school (I know, you just might be sick of hearing it by now), this is an outfit I wore to one of my evening classes last week. I usually always go for a comfy, and warm look when picking out something to wear to school (for now at least). Some of the rooms where I have class can get down right chilly sometimes, so I always like to be prepared with extra layers. I also really love wearing comfy shoes, and these Ugglebo Clogs definitely do the trick. I'm actually pretty obsessed with them, and see clogs continuing to be a staple in my wardrobe for seasons to come. What can I say, I love a good staple piece! Also, right now Ugglebo Clogs is having an amazing sale (think half off!). You can check out all the great deals right here.

Today I have a literature review paper to write, which I feel will be taking up most of my time, and I hope to get a few little odds and ends done as well. Oh, and I'm starting to get things ready around the blog for February and still have a few ad spots open! I would absolutely love to have a few of my amazing readers up there (etsy shops, blogs, etc.). You can check out all the details right here, or email me at Chelsea@Chelsea-Bird.com . XO

Outfit details:
Grey sweater: Last Chance
Polka dot sweater: c/o Jcpenney
Satchel: Fossil
Jeans: Levi's
Clogs: c/o Ugglebo Clogs


  1. I'm 18 months away from graduating college and I still have no idea what I want to do as a career and totally know what you mean about feeling left behind whilst everyone else powers ahead. Sometimes I feel like everyone around me has their whole life planned out and knows exactly what they want to do and how they're going to get there.

    But sometimes I think, especially with the economy and employment situations the way they are, maybe we're the lucky ones not knowing exactly what we want. We're free to choose any job that sounds good, maybe finding our perfect position once we're in it already, and not be disappointed to not get our dream job straight out of college.

  2. I'm just working on my grad school applications right now since I graduate in a short 4 months or so! I'm sort of the same as you, I'm not ready to start living in the real world yet.. so for now, more school! (Now, I just need to cross my fingers that the applications go well..eep!)

  3. I graduated with my undergraduate degree last April and have been working two part time jobs ever since. Sometimes I think I'll never go back to school because my schedule gives me the time to read for fun and do crafts. But I do really miss school, and I think academia provides a way to feel inspired and accomplished while at work. I wish you the best. Remember that you may spend the rest of your life figuring it all out, and, whether we like it or not, that's ok. - Leah


  4. I really liked this post. I'm getting ready to go off to college soon (I'm graduating high school in June) and I'm so nervous about college and life after it. What if I don't figure out what I want to do? Stresses me out! Either way I'm excited, just thinking about the "real world" is nerve-racking...